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What is a sport?

A sport is an activity requiring physical ability, physical fitness, or technique and strategy in which usually, but not always, involves competition between two or more people

Importance of sports in your child's life:

Where else can a young, impressionable youth learn values like discipline, responsibility, self confidence, sacrifice, leadership and determination?   Yes, as parents we try to instill these values in our children but it is much more effective if they are learning as they are having fun.  Sports, in an invisible way, will teach your child each of these extremely valuable principles: discipline, self confidence, responsibility, determination, leadership.

Discipline is the direct result of following the rules and regulations of not only the coach but also the sport itself.

Self confidence is built with each step onto a field, rink or court.  As your child sees their abilities improve, their confidence level rises, and they have a more positive outlook on life.

Children  participating in sports learn responsibility and sacrifice because they need to balance their busy schedules between schoolwork, practice, games and friends.

Determination is the result of wanting to win the game and not let yourself, coach or fellow teammates down.

Leadership is learned through the actions and good sportsmanship of both the coach and parents. 

In addition, children and young adults involved in sports learn health practices that they carry through their entire lives, make bonding friendships and learn how to deal with failures.

Most importantly your children learn what it is to have fun and how it feels to be successful.